If we had these species in a breeding program in a zoo or sanctuary, we may not have lost them forever. The histories of zoos have not always been the best. They have not always been used for conservation and protection, but most facilities today protect their animals and do what is best for them. Some say that zoos and sanctuaries are bad for the
Also by keeping endangered species from going completely instinct by figuring out genetics of an animal. So having zoos and farms do help animals but does put them at risk. Works Cited 1. Waples KA, Stagoll CS. Ethical issues in the release of animals from captivity.
In this argumentative essay, I will be arguing the ethics of zoos and certain problems that need to be addressed that people are not aware of. Zoos are great places to take the family out for the day to have entertainment; however, problems such as captive breeding, length of life, and animal stress need to improve. Captive breeding programs are what make zoos ethical, but several problems need to be confronted. Zoos operate captive breeding programs in which they take animals from the wildlife and breed then in a scientifically controlled environment. They have saved several species from extinction such as the Red Wolf and the Przewalski Horse, and are aiding many others such as the blue-crowned laughing thrush.
Some small zoos use local veterinarians to help with animal health problems. (Wright) Captive breeding of endangered species gives these animals a second chance at life. Animals such as; Pinta island tortoise, are extinct in the wild. But they survive in several zoos around the world. Zoos are always improving to make animals habitats a model of what it would be like if they were in the wild.
Zoos do not only keep the animals safe and breed them to make their population grow but also, let scientist and veterinarians learn more about them to help the others in the wild (zoos). Zoos are making a huge difference in the world by saving many creatures who have been critically endangered. Estimated about 21% of mammals, 12% of birds, and 33% of amphibians species have been recovered from critical to scarcely endangered (Estimated). Additionally, a consortium of Australian zoos have been campaigning to label products that
Mazur and Clark (2001) state that zoo is a monument to a long-standing tradition of people’s fascination with non-human nature. Since the early societies of the Egyptians, Greeks, and Chinese, wild animals have been maintained in captivity in order to satisfy human curiosity with exotica (p 185). Most western zoos today, however, embrace far more benevolent values such as supporting the conservation of biodiversity through specialized animal breeding, research, and education programs. The role and purpose of the zoos have change enormously in recent decades. Many modern zoo today aims to provide their visitors with the opportunity to encounter the natural world and to become involved in conservation action.
Animal captivity is a much discussed issue for both its benefits and detriments to the animals. Many people view animal captivity as a harm and believe that it should be stopped; however, what is not taken into account is its benefits. Animal captivity aids both animals and humans in multiples ways, but the majority of help animal captivity offers is through preservation of animal species, and education benefits that zoos and aquariums represent to man. The preservation of animals must continue so that generations to come can not only benefit from what the animals have to offer for the ecosystems they thrive in, but so that the human race can continue to further its understanding of nature for future use. While some say animal captivity should be stopped because of how it damages the mental and emotional behavior of animals, the captivity of animals must continue on because of its ability to preserve wildlife, and the benefits it presents for education.